Mangaluru: The Customs officers at MIA seized Foreign Currency of the following countries. 18250 Saudi Arabian Riyals, 1075 UAE Dirhams, 860 Kuwait Dinars, 3650 Qatar Riyals, 735 Omani Riyal, 55 Bahrain Dinars and 500 U.S. Dollars in various denominations, equivalent to Rs 7,54,411/- (Rupees Seven Lakhs Fifty Four Thousand Four Hundred Eleven only),from a passenger, Abdul Kader Perumbala hailing from Perumbala, Kasaragod, Kerala.
The currency was seized at the time of his departure from Mangalore International Airport on June 21, by Air India Express flight No.IX 813 to Dubai.
The said passenger attempted to smuggle the Foreign Currency out of India without valid money exchange documents and by concealment in his checked-in baggage.
Further investigation is under progress.